I tried to do my best putting out the fire and stop it from spreading before the Fire Depts. arrived.
That's why I got a bit of smoke inhalation, I tried to stop the fire that started above a drop cieling in my kitchen area
and spread very quikley. Of course I lost just about everything I owned, but I escaped with my life.
Thank you to Patrolman Lessig, who was first on the scene and made me leave before I got anymore smoke in my lungs, but it's hard to walk away,from everything you worked for all your life.
Some Good News today after a few friends stopped by to help look for my cat, Ed Anyzek kicked a cabinet area where I thought my cat may have been hiding, he heard a meow, and she survived all of the smoke, fire and water!
And to put any rumors to rest I did not have any type of insurance on the building or my belongings.
Too stressed to type anymore, but THANK YOU to GOD & EVERYONE!
~Brian Cohan Owner of The Pirate's Den
Editors' Note-Since he had no insurance to cover his losses Friends of Brian have announced plans for a two-day fundraiser to help him with finances.
It will be held January 13 and January 14 at Whiskey Dix Saloon, 421 N. Seventh Street, Philadelphia. The lineup of bands and exact times for the event are to be announced. Check back to this web site for further information. (photos provided by Bill Cleary).